Bad Kitty! Jaguar Won’t Be Euthanized After Attacking Selfie-Taking Woman
This gruesome video shows why you should never, ever climb into a big cat’s cage to take a selfie.
A jaguar “won’t be put down” after it brutally mauled a selfie-snapping woman.
The predatory big cat reportedly clawed a female patron who climbed over one of two protective barriers surrounding its enclosure at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park in Litchfield Park, Arizona.
Authorities say that the woman was “attempting to take a selfie…when the cat reached out and attacked her arm,” according to AZFamily.
Video posted to Twitter shows a gruesome gash on the woman’s left forearm. She was hospitalized and is expected to make a full recovery.
#BREAKING: Rural Metro has responded to a report of a woman getting attacked by a jaguar at Wildlife World Zoo.
Courtesy: Adam Wilkerson pic.twitter.com/PMUFL5BWUy
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) March 10, 2019
“There’s no way to fix people crossing barriers,” said Mickey Ollson, the zoo’s director.
“That happens occasionally. And we put substantial barriers there and if people cross them, they can get in trouble.”
Wildlife World Zoo officials ensured social media users that the jaguar will not be euthanized following the incident.
We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar. She’s a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals fault when barriers are crossed. Still sending prayers to her and her family.
— Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park (@ZooWildlife) March 10, 2019
“We can promise you nothing will happen to our jaguar,” zoo officials tweeted.
“She’s a wild animal and there were proper barriers in place to keep our guests safe- not a wild animals fault when barriers are crossed.”
Fox reports that the woman admitted she was wrong for climbing the barrier and apologized to zoo officials.
That didn’t stop people from berating the woman on Twitter with a variety of memes.
Needless to say, don’t climb into a cage with a freakin’ jaguar.